You are invited to attend a Day of Remembrance Event where we examine the state of Civil Rights in America past and present:
Fighting for Civil Rights in an Era of Terror
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Portland State University
George C. Hoffmann Hall SW 11th, Portland, OR 97201
Admission is free and open to the public.
This educational event will feature two distinguished guest presenters, Alton Chung and Elden Rosenthal.
The renowned storyteller will present two pieces from his one-man show, Okage Sama De. The first, "My Friend Ted,"talks about the internment and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team through the eyes of a Nisei from California. This story talks about the camps and a battle to take a hill in Italy. "Teroes"talks about the same subjects, but through the eyes of a Nisei from Hawaii. [more]
Award-winning Civil Rights Attorney, Elden Rosenthal, is featured in the second half of the event. In 2006, Elden made national headlines for his work as co-counsel in settling claims on behalf of Oregon attorney, Brandon Mayfield, against the FBI. After incorrect fingerprint identification, Mayfield was wrongfully arrested and detained by the FBI. The federal government was forced to pay Mayfield and his family $2 million and apologize for his ordeal. Elden describes his presentation for the JACL event as: "What it is that makes us Americans, patriotism, civil rights, the Patriot Act, and the danger of taking things for granted."For more information please visit Portland JACL website : http://www.pdxjacl.org/